Amazon says created over 11.6 lakh jobs in India to date

E-commerce giant Amazon on Sunday said it has cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs in India so far, and is on track to reach 20 million direct and indirect jobs by 2025.

“We have cumulatively created over 11.6 lakh jobs, enabled about $ 5 billion in exports and digitized over 40 lakh MSMEs in India,” said Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business Amazon India.

These jobs are across industries like IT, e-commerce, logistics, manufacturing, content creation, skill development and more.

Earlier this month, Amazon announced it aims to exports $ 20 billion from India by 2025, thus doubling its goal. In 2020, Amazon pledged $ 10 billion in cumulative exports from India by 2025.

In January 2020, the company had pledged to digitize 1 million MSMEs.

To date, it has empowered over 40 million MSMEs including sellers, artisans and weavers, delivery and logistics service partners, etc.

“Technology and mobile internet will continue to positively impact India’s economic growth, and we will see Amazon playing a larger role in supporting digital transformation and a modern, thriving digital economy,” Tiwary added.

The company announced last year the $ 250 million investment in startups and entrepreneurs who are focused on technology innovations in the Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund.

As part of the fund, Amazon has already invested in startups like MyGlamm, M1xchange and Small Case.

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